Employment by Industry

December 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Employment by Industry

The economy created 228,000 jobs in November, much higher than the year to date monthly average of 173,000. The total number of seasonally adjusted (SA), non-farm people employed in the U.S. in November was 147.241 [...]

Job Turnover and Openings Report

December 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Job Turnover and Openings Report

Another excellent way to access the strength of the job market is via the monthly JOLT report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job openings were little changed at 6.0 million on the last business [...]

Employment: Continuous and New Jobless Claims

December 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Employment: Continuous and New Jobless Claims

The U.S. labor market continues to perform well. Continuous claims as well as new claims for unemployment insurance benefits remain at historic lows. Seasonally adjusted (SA), continuous claims stood at 1.96 million, (M) on November [...]

Consumer Credit

December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Consumer Credit

Total consumer credit increased by $20.50 billion, (B) in October, well above analysts’ expectations for the second month in row. Analyst projections for October were for $17.6B. The increase in October was the largest monthly [...]

Currency Report

December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Currency Report

On a three moving average, (3MMA) y/y comparison, the dollar was down 4.6% against the Broad Index. The dollar Broad Index was 98.89 on November 29th, it has traded in a range of 95.16, (September) [...]

Oil and Gas Rotary Rig Counts

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Oil and Gas Rotary Rig Counts

The total number of operating rigs in the U.S. the week ending December 5th was 929, 749 oil and 180 gas. In percentage terms, on a month on month, (m/m) basis, oil rigs were up [...]